Subaru Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1985-1996 Repair Guide

Wheel Cylinders

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CAUTION
Brake shoes may contain asbestos, which has been determined to be a cancer causing agent. Never clean the brake surfaces with compressed air! Avoid inhaling any dust from any brake surface! When cleaning brake surfaces, use a commercially available brake cleaning fluid.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2

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Fig. Fig. 1: Rear wheel cylinder assembly-Justy



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Fig. Fig. 2: Rear wheel cylinder assembly-2WD Coupe, Sedan, XT, Loyale, Wagon and Brat

  1. Raise and safely support the rear of the vehicle on jackstands.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the brake shoes, as outlined earlier in this section.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect and plug the fluid line for the wheel cylinder at the backing plate.
  8.  
  9. Remove the wheel cylinder mounting bolt, then remove the wheel cylinder from the backing plate. Be careful not to loose the sheet shim that is behind the backing plate.
  10.  

To install:
  1. Install the wheel cylinder into position on the backing plate, be sure to place the sheet shim behind it. See FIGS. 36 and 37 for wheel cylinder mounting.
  2.  
  3. Tighten the wheel cylinder mounting bolt to 8 ft. lbs. (11 Nm) on Justy and 5-7 ft. lbs. (8-10 Nm) on Loyale, STD. and XT.
  4.  
  5. Reconnect the fluid line to the wheel cylinder.
  6.  
  7. Install the brake system components. Install the wheel and tire assembly.
  8.  
  9. Lower the vehicle. Fill and bleed the brake system.
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